Department of HumanitiesOur research

A lively research culture where disciplines converge.

The Department undertakes cutting-edge research in English, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Media and Modern Languages, fostering collaboration and creativity across a community of early-career sesearchers and renowned academics.

Creative Writing

We combine the best creative instincts with first-hand experience in the creative industries. Whether you’re interested in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting, we'll guide you towards telling the best story possible, in a city full of opportunity and inspiration. Areas of research include:

  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting
  • Contemporary fiction & non-fiction
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Our research in English language and literature covers all periods from the Renaissance to the present day. Areas of research include:

  • Literary linguistics
  • Reneaissance studies
  • Animal studies
  • Victorian studies
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History at the University of Strathclyde has a long tradition of the highest quality research in its field. Our historians focus on:

  • Scotland and the world
  • European and International History
  • History of science, technology and medicine
  • Oral history
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Journalism, Media & Communication

Our research in journalism, media & communication covers contemporary media practices and representations. There are four key areas which define our research at Strathclyde:

  • gender
  • political communications
  • social media
  • media, health, wellbeing and trauma
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Modern Languages

Our multi-disciplinary research in modern languages (French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) investigates questions of representations, interpretations and transmissions in film, fiction, journalism, opera, print media, theatre, philosophy and translation. Our main areas of research include:

  • literature and intellectual history
  • exile, trauma and wellbeing
  • women writers, performers and audiences
  • translating people, cultures and heritages
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Our research centres